A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake
Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
The book is organized into eighteen tours. Five Historic Route Tours guide enthusiasts down the same roads and past the same buildings that proved critical in the struggle. Thirteen Historic City, Town, and Regional Tours feature key sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Visitors can pick a tour and follow the President and First Lady as they fled Washington, D.C., or British troops as they landed at North Point, or the Declaration of Independence as patriots saved it from the invaders.
The tours are organized geographically to make trip planning easy. All are accessible by car or on foot; bike and water excursions are also suggested where appropriate. Each tour includes a brief history and information every visitor will need to know, such as the address, phone number, website, parking availability, days and hours of operation, and entrance fees. The guide is richly illustrated throughout, showing many structures that no longer exist and numerous historic sites not visible from public roads. Detailed maps direct visitors to each site.
Tourists can step back in time as they travel the same roads and waterways that American and British troops did two centuries ago.
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"An exceptional companion volume to the previous book that allows readers an unrivaled view or all the battles and campaigns . . . If you like your history both immediate and personal, this is the book for you!"—Blaine Taylor, Sea Classics
"A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake is a first-rate tool for those exploring the Chesapeake Theater."—Command Sergeant Major James H. Clifford, USA-Ret., On Point
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